Jake Silverstein - What is poetry? An...

Jake Silverstein - What is poetry? And does it pay?

There are 1 comment on the Harper's Magazine story from Jul 13, 2008, titled Jake Silverstein - What is poetry? And does it pay?. In it, Harper's Magazine reports that:

In song oracles were given, and the way of life was shown; the favour of kings was sought in Pierian strains, and mirth was found to close toil's long spell.

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John Plum

Bracknell, UK

#1 Jul 14, 2008
In bulletins oracles were suffocated, the constraints of fear were held up; the favour of merchants was sought in strained tones; and mirth was found inn the commercial break.

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